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Thursday, February 8, 2024


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Show

Join the fun on Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30 for pancakes and entertainment! Look for a sign up sheet in the Great Hall to help with this event. If you’ve got a flair for entertainment, reach out to Deacon Kris. This is a fun event for all ages.

Bring your Palms to Church

Now is the time to start bringing in your palms from last year’s Palm Sunday celebration. We’ll burn them on Shrove Tuesday to make the ashes we use on Ash Wednesday. Please bring them in and place them in the basket in the Great Hall.

Ash Wednesday Services: February 14, 2024

7:30 AM Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (Rite 1)

12:00 PM Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (Rite 2)

4:00 PM Children’s Ash Wednesday Service

7:00 PM Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (Rite 2 with music) 

Sunday School Training 2/25!

St. David's growing Sunday School program is looking for YOU! There will be a training for anyone interested in teaching, assisting, or subbing in Sunday School on Sunday, February 25 from 12-2. If that's you, contact Pastor Sara here.

Maine's Welcoming Library is at St. David's!

Stop by the display in the Great Hall to check out the Welcoming Library at St. David's! This is a traveling ministry of the Diocese of Maine's Racial Justice Commission, and includes 30 children's books that focus on welcoming the stranger. It will be at St. David's through the end of Lent. Stop by and check out a book! More information in the Great Hall.

Sign up for a Secret Prayer Pal for Lent!

Last day to sign up for Secret Prayer Pal is this Sunday. We will all meet our Secret Prayer Pal on the Sunday after Easter, April 7th, at coffee hours.

Stations of the Cross during Lent

During Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be offered each Friday evening at 5:30 PM. These in-person church services are a concerted effort of love from both St. David's, and St. George's, 3 Emerson St. (Rt. 109), Sanford to hopefully give you a way to meditate and pray with us through Lent. Please refer to the schedule as to where the services will be held.

February 16 - Stations of the Cross Traditional (St. David's)

February 23 - Mary's way of the Cross (St. George's)

March 1 - The Way of the Cross, Deacon Jean’s Liturgy (St. David's)

March 8 - Stations of the Cross Traditional (St. George's)

March 15 - Mary's way of the Cross (St. David's)

March 22 - The Way of the Cross; Deacon Jean's liturgy (St. George's)  

Creation-themed Lenten Devotional

Written by St. David’s Earth Keeper, Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp, Walking with

Suffering Creation is an 8 day meditative guide. It offers an invitation to experience different aspects of creation, and to reflect on our own relationship with each aspect (e.g., trees, water, the air we breathe, our non-human relatives, etc.), and to offer a prayer for healing. Copies are available on the table in the Great Hall.

Sneaker Recycling Opportunity

St. David’s will be collecting used pairs of sneakers for recycling. Community Outreach Services (COS) in Kennebunk will take our collection of sneakers to be recycled. There will be a bin at the back of the church for used sneakers. The drive keeps sneakers out of landfills and is a fundraiser for COS. Thank you from St. David’s Earth Keepers! 

A Message from Deacon Kris

But Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19

This verse struck me this Christmas. Mary has heard from angels and

shepherds, and as the verse says, or as I’m interpreting it, Mary didn’t think of just words but as treasures to be stored in her heart. Soon after I was ordained deacon by Bishop Knudsen I assisted her as deacon at St. George’s in Sanford. When we were ready to process, the bishop asked me to carry the gospel book cradled over my heart. For my seventeen years as your deacon I have always elevated the gospel book when processing. This year, during the month of February, the month we associate with love because of Valentine’s Day, I am going to bring the good news of God’s love to you by carrying the gospel book over my heart, words as treasures. Deacon Kris  

Upcoming Lectionary

February 18, 2024

1st Sunday in Lent

Genesis 9:8-17

1 Peter 3:18-22

Mark 1:9-15

Psalm 25:1-9

Worship at St. David's:


8 AM In person Holy Eucharist, Traditional language in the Book of Common Prayer

10:30 AM In person (and livestreamed) Holy Eucharist with contemporary language

Sunday School 10:15AM ages 3-11

Youth Group 5th grade up

Nursery Care 10AM-1PM ages 0-3


9:00 AM: Healing Service and Bible Study


Saint David's Episcopal Church
138 York Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043

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